Jun. 29, 2021

HARRISBURG –Reps. Jerry Knowles (R-Schuylkill/Berks/Carbon), Joe Kerwin (R-Dauphin/Schuylkill) and Tim Twardzik (R-Schuylkill) announce the record-high funding allocated to preK-12 education in the 2021-22 state budget.

“A top priority of the state budget this year has been continuing to invest in our children’s future,” said the delegation. “While there have been setbacks due to the COVID-19 pandemic that our students and teachers have experienced, we have laid forth a plan that offers record funding to preK-12 education with over $13 billion. This budget has secured nearly $93 million for public schools throughout Schuylkill County, through basic education funding. It was important to be respectful of Pennsylvanians’ tax dollars, while not increasing taxes or fees within this budget but allocating for this record funding for our schools.”

The 2021-22 state budget education funding is broken down as follows:

Basic Education received $7 billion ($300 million increase).

Early Childhood Education received $311.5 million ($30 million increase).

Special Education received $1.24 billion ($50 million increase).

Schuylkill County School Districts received $92.94 million ($3.64 million increase).

For more information on the 2021-22 state budget, visit pahousegop.com/2122PAbudget.

Representative Tim Twardzik
123rd Legislative District
Representative Jerry Knowles
124th Legislative District
Representative Joe Kerwin
125th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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Matthew Deegan